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Soaring Viola and Precise Prokofiev

The Kansas City Symphony
Michael Stern and Pinchas Zukerman with The Kansas City Symphony

The viola takes center stage this week as Kansas City Symphony violist Jenifer Houck shares her perspectives on Mozart and Wagner. Plus guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto leads Prokofiev's 5th Symphony and Pinchas Zukerman makes the viola sing as soloist and conductor for Hindemith's Trauermusik.

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Jenifer Houck, Viola


Prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan and Isolde”
by Richard Wagner

Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K. 550
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

by Paul Hindemith
Pinchas Zukerman, Viola Soloist and Guest Conductor

Symphony No. 5
by Sergei Prokofiev
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Guest Conductor

Dan Margolies is senior reporter and editor at KCUR. He can be reached by email at or on Twitter @DanMargolies.
Sam Wisman is Assistant Producer at 91.9 Classical KC.